Year 2

This week we are learning:

Maths:
WALT - Solve missing number problems.                                                                     WALT - Subtract 1-digit numbers from 2-digit numbers using manipulatives.            WALT - Subtract 1-digit numbers from 2-digit numbers on a number line.

Literacy: 
WALT - Write factual statements.                                                                                    WALT - Identify nouns and proper nouns.                                                                              WALT - Write in first person.                                                                                              WALT - Use our senses to describe.                                                                                WALT - Write exclamation sentences. 

pdflogoSpellings of the week

The new National Curriculum 2014 came in to schools this September and at DVIS the Year One and Two objectives have been linked to the topics and have been mapped out to ensure coverage across Key Stage One. Please click on the link below to see the objectives.

pdflogoCurriculum Map for Year One & Two
pdflogoYear 2 Curriculum Evening Presentation

Autumn 1 – Maybe It’s Because I’m a Londoner

This half term we will be learning about London past and present.  We will be visiting The Tower of London as part of our history focus and will be learning lots about the Great Fire of London.

School Trip - The Tower of London will be taking place on the following dates:

Tuesday 15th Oct: Magritte & Hepworth Class

Friday 18th Oct: Mondrian & Picasso Class

To support learning we can recommend the following websites:

www.fireoflondon.org.uk
www.hrp.org.uk/palacekids

Science: We will be learning about how materials change when they are heated or cooled.  

Autumn 2 – Give it Some Art

As the name suggests, our learning this term will have a strong art bias with a focus on pattern in art, and on teaching the rudiments of drawing.  Our work will involve a variety of media, including paint, digital images, collage and sculpture.

To support learning we can recommend the following websites:

www.npg.org.uk
www.nga.gov/kids

Science:  This term our focus is Light and Dark.

Spring 1 – Let me Entertain You!

This half term we will be defining what we mean by entertainment and looking at how it has changed over time.  The children will conduct their own research and compare their experience of entertainment with that of their parents and their grandparents.

To support learning we can recommend the following websites:
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory

Science: This term our focus is Electricity.

Spring 2 – What a Load of Rubbish!

In the first half of Summer Term our topic has an environmental theme and we will focus on energy saving, waste, litter and many other topics.  We will develop a greater awareness of our own environment and what we can do to protect it and enhance it.

To support learning we can recommend the following websites:
kids.nationalgeographic.co.uk/kids
www.keepbritaintidy.org
www.jointhepod.org

Science: This term our focus is Healthy Living.
 
Year 2 Class Assemblies

Summer 1 – Rainforests

Within our ‘Rainforest’ topic there is a strong Geographical bias, with children learning where in the world we find tropical rainforests.  We will also learn about different animals who live there, plants that grow and also about the indigenous peoples of the rainforest.  We will also explore environmental issues such as deforestation and climate change.

School Trip:  London Zoo

To support learning we can recommend the following websites:
www.rainforest-alliance.org.uk/kids

Science:  This term our learning is about Life Processes and Living Things.

Summer 2 – Famous People

This half of the term our topic will be Famous people.  We will focus on Mahatma Ghandi, Florence Nightingale and Nelson Mandela.  The children will then be taking part in independent research of their own chosen famous person, using ipads, books, magazines and doing their own fact finding at home. 

Science: This term our focus is Forces.

This term is also when Year 2 put on their end of year production – this year it will be Oliver!  
 
Y2 Production dates (all begin at 9:30am):
Wednesday 6th July:  DVIS and Y3 from DHJS only
Thursday 7th July : Parents/carers/Grandparents with siblings
Friday 8th July:  Parents/carers/Grandparents only

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